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> >> >> a sunni advance in iraq, signs the rebels are gathering pace on the road to baghdad. welcome, i'm steven cole. you're watching al jazeera. coming up a manhunt for a south korean soldier ends in a manhunt. al jazeera reveals a funding crisis for u.n. peacekeeping forces. russia with love - the next world cup host goes on a charm offensive in brazil. first, we open with some
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breaking news from israel. we have reports an israeli soldier has been killed in an explosion in golan heights. israel responded by attacking syrian posts with more tar shells. the u.n. supervised a ceasefire lying in the golan heights. jane ferguson joins me life. how much do we know about the shooting? >> well, al jazeera has spoken to a senior military source in the israeli military. a vehicle along that deputied border but inside the golan heights in israeli territory was targeted with an explosion. it is not clear if it was a rocket or explosion. the explorks happened in a vehicle, that was carrying civilian contractors. they were working on the wall.
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that contact said that the source said there are casualties, but they will not go into the number of figures of anyone dead or wounded. along the border with syria there has been incidents in the past, just in april, an israeli soldier was injured in an explosion, and the israelis blamed hezbollah, operating in syria for the incident. there are many incidents are ordanances and explosions falling across the border by intense fighting by accident. if it's an explosion in a vehicle, it may not be an accident at all. >> thank you, jane. bring us up to date for the search in the occupied west bank for the missing israeli teenagers. >> well, of course, other massive news in this part of the world is the ongoing israeli military operation in the
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occupied west bank. 10 days ago three israeli teenagers went missing in the occupied west bank. the israeli government blamed hamas, saying that they are going in to somp for the teegage -- search for the teenagers. there has been night raids. 420 arrests, many hamas figures, and there has been four palestinians have been killed. at least three were in clashes with the israeli army. confrontations with the israeli army. the fourth death that hammed in ram -- happened in ramallah is contested. it's not clear whether the palestinianian man was killed by security forces or the israelis. that operation goes on, and israel is gripped by the hund for the missing teenagers, and tensions are very, very high. jane ferguson in jerusalem. thank you. the sunni rebellion in iraq
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is making major gains along roads linking the stronghold in syria across into iraq and the capital baghdad. they are making a major push. they have taken rawah and anar on the road to baghdad. the iraqi army are said to have left their hosts at haditha. i.s.i.l. fighters have been fighting for control near the border. the push gained momentum with the fall of al-qaim on the syria border and a fall of raqba. on the other highway linking syria and baghdad. the sunni rebels are made up of different groups. they want to establish a muslim calafat across the arab world. many groups are asking for more
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political influence in their own country. al jazeera spoke to a spokesman, a major general in the iraqi army under saddam hussein. let's bring in imran khan live from baghdad. you heard what the major general had to say, and rebel gains in the west. tell us about both. well, i can tell you what the non-i.s.i.l. sunni rebels are asking for is recognition as revolutionary. they don't want to be called terrorists. they say what they are fighting
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is a legitimate revolution, they want to be recognised as such. they are looking for international recognition of their grievances amounting to the government following a sectarian policy, marginalizing the sunnis. they are looking for regime change. they don't want the goal of i.s.i.l., establishing a cal eacha. they want to control iraq and bring influence back to iraqi day-to-day politics. they say they have the experience, they are able to fight. any forces that come their way, including the iraqi army and international forces that may be here on the ground. the overarching thing is they don't want to be described as terrorists, but revolutionaries. in anbar, we have seen the push. they have taken the key border crossing along the way.
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that is key. that means i.s.i.l., the islamic state of iraq and levant is able to get reinforcements and supplies. they are able to take out the weapons that they captured, the guns, et cetera, from mosul back into syria. and a large majority of the weapons captured are going into syria. let's take a look at the west. a quick look at the battles in the west of iraq. fighters have control of the largest oil refinery. that is disputed by the army still. the two sides are fighting for the airport of teleafure, and fighting north of bacuba continues. they are all in rebel hands. there has been a shoot-out between south korean troops and a solesier who shot and killed five comrades.
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a platt on leader has been killed in gun fire, during major manhunt close to the border. harry fawcett has this report. >> reporter: this report began on saturday night with a shooting at an out post in the north-east of north korea. he was known to be on guard duty. the shooting began after 8:00pm he returned to the barracks, five of his colleagues shot dead, seven injured, two seriously. they required emergency surgery, they are out of danger, we under. he was on the run for 18 hours, a massive manhunt 3,000-4,000 troops looking for him. it seems he came down to the mountains, and to this village where there was an elementary school near the checkpoint. according to the defence ministry, he engaged soldiers, a platoon leader shot through the arm, injured.
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the defense military said he is surrounded by troops, trying to persuade him to surrender, to come quietly. we understand that according to the rules of engagement at play, the fact that he shot first means if necessary they can shoot to kill. we don't know much about the man, beyond the background of his mental state in that he was under special assessment after apparently not adapting well to military life. there are reports that he was categorised in the high-risk category during a 2-year mandatory service, it was downgraded to a lower risk level. he was to have access to guns and ammunition. a funding dispute is threatening the future. if diplomats fail to strike a deal there will not be a budget. our diplomatic editor james bays reports. >> the u.n. has peacekeepers and
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16 missions around the world. they are authorised strength is reaching a high. over 100,000 troops and police in u.n. blue helmets. now there's a major funding crisis. diplomats can't agree on a budget. if there's not a deal by the bd of the month k end of the month -- by the end of the month peacekeepers will not have money and not be able to operate. most of the u.n. troops come from the developing world. these are from rwanda. funding is provided by western nations. this is pitching rich countries against some of the poorest. this man is ambassador of bangladesh, a country with more than 8,000 personnel serving with the u.n. bangladesh is obligated to help u.n. when you ask us, we respond positively. when the troops cannot get a
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minimum - what should i say facilities, it is demoralizing. we want the guys to be fully liquid and energised to perform the job effectively and efficiently. >> the dispute over funding comes at a time when the u.n. must find troops for missions and mali and south sudan, and set up a peacekeeping operation in the central african republic. there has not been a major increase in the money the u.n. pays to countries contributing to troops for years. the u.n. pays $1,2,000 per peace keeper per month. some countries want it increased to as much as $1,700 per peace keeper per month. the total for the counter budget. ending in a week stands at $7.3 billion, but next year it could rise to more than 9 billion. crunch negotiations will
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continue. in a supreme irony, because the talks have gone on past an allotted time there's no budget for translators and support staff. they won't meet in these corridors, they'll have informal meetings outside the building. still to come on this programme - it's being called emergency cinema, the film making genre putting ordinary syrians in front of the camera. [ ♪ music ] and a tune for mel oddies coming out of a festival in malaysia. politicians are struggling to keep their traditions alive.
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welcome back. a reminder of the top stories on al jazeera. we are getting reports one person has been killed in an explosion in goal jan heights. is -- golan heights, israel responded by attacking border posts with more tar shells. in anwar, rebels have taken the towns of anar and rawah. they are pushing towards haditha. a shoot out between south korean troops and a soldier who shot and killed five other soldiers. he has been tracked to a school. let's go back to iraq. an important battle is being fought at the bay any oil refinery. it has continued and is causing
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shortages. in the northern city, 200km north of the refinery, people have been cueing for hours to buy fuel much. >> reporter: early morning. angry people block the road. they reason waiting for hours at the pet ral station in vain. several tours were high. warning shots fired by security forces couldn't cyst lodge them. >> the government said they would sell to odd and even licence plates. i parked but have not been able to get fuel. there isn't any. >> for the past few days there has been long queues across the city. we measured one of them. those that finally made it to the pump only got 30 leaders, the limit imposed by the regional government. many of the petrol stations is
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shutting down. the shortage after the refinery aim under attack. it provides oil for domestic assumption. accounting for a quarter of the refinery capacity. >> the stand-up had an impact, even here in the kurdish reason. wherever you drive, you see the fuel tankers, it's bringing oil and people are angry because everything is for export. >> hundreds of struck drivers transport oil daily. >> it's not because we have not enough fuel in kurdistan. some of the people here, some businessmen, they are misusing the situation. we have the pipeline with the
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jihan. it will be no problem for kurdistan to have enough gasoline. >> many blame local corruption for the crisis. >> we are sure they have a lot of oil. the stations will not give it to the people. these people go to mosul and sell it there. >> the regional government says the shortage is due to the shy inplex. whatever the cause, iraqis have two coyses - wait for horse or pay up to point of view times the price per litre. brazil's ruling workers party supported president ruse eff to run for re-election. it's shaping up to be the toughest race since winning power. ruse eff's popularity is falling because of a high cost of living, slow economy and
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opposition to billions spent on the world cup. she was jeered at the opening game of the tournament. hundreds of homeless protesting at the government's spending have taken over the land in sao paulo. they are unable to afford housing in the biggest city where prices have soured in recent years. a winner for brazil's football world cup is is years away but the winner is trying to entice fans to go its way. russians forces are out in force. they are cheering on the first world cup appearance in years. we have this report. >> reporter: the russians are coming - to brazil, to project a hospitable image before hosting the 218 world cup. at the inauguration of the first russian house in latin america, the vodka was flowing and the visitors blowing with admiration
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at the exhibit of every world cup football since the tournament's ipp essential. up to 30,000 fans bay be coming here to cheer the team on. >> it's a war. >> we are here for russia. never mind that the performance is anything but memorable. >> in the old days the muscovite was measured by an ability to excel in sports. when it comes to football, russia is clearly taking a big leap of faith. >> we qualified fires time in 12 years. it has to be astonishing. they have no other joys. at the russia house passion for football converges. far from its traditional sphere
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of influence. the russian investment in the brazilian economy is growing. we, as you mentioned, have projects especially related with gas and petroleum. >> and like a good diplomat... >> and we are dreaming to have the final between russia and brazil. more proof that russia is a nation with strong ambitions. russian president voutin called on both sides in eastern ukraine to stop fighting and start talking. pro-russian fighters took an oeth of allegiance. separatists dismissed a truce declared by petro porashenko. and are accused the ukrainian army of violating a ceasefire. results show mauritania's president is on course to win.
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election commission say the turn out could be as high as 60% despite a call for a boycott. >> reporter: he is a former general that ceased power in a cue. the next year mohammed ould ab del sziz ran for president and won. his messingage for voters - mauritania is better today than before. not everyone shares his view. the opposition parties and civil society organization called the forum for democracy and unity is boycotting the vote. >> translation: these parties are part of the independent commission overseeing the election and they are boycotting the polls. i guess they do it because they don't want to see a transparent process. >> reporter: despite the buoy to thing, the candidate aziz is not
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running against himself. four more are challenging him. one is this man. he is a former journalist who became a human rights activist. >> translation: this is the third time i participated in such an election. polls cannot be free or fair because we are living in a tribal or racist society and i am running to remind maurey tainians of this. there is a second one. it's a divide among arabs between white and black slaves. when casting the votes maurey tainians wait along the lines of divides. that's expected to win him his second term. >> in egypt more than 180 supporters of the muslim brotherhood have had death sentences confirmed in court. among the defendants is the
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group's spiritual guide mohammed baddie. he and others face execution by hanging, accused of attacking a police station last year. a vird ict in the trial of three al jazeera journalists is expected on monday. peter greste, mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed have been behind bars for 176 days. they have been accused of collaborating with the outlawed muslim brotherhood. an egyptian prosecutor is asking more maximum sentence, that phones seveniers forward peter greste, and 15 for baher mohamed and mohamed fadel fahmy. delegates meeting in qatar have expressed concern how ancient monuments are destroyed in conflict. the civil war in syria destroyed a number of landmarks.
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qatar is donating $10 million to protect heritage sites from unrest and national disasters. the tomb of a 12th century philosopher was destroyed by islamic state of iraq and levant last week. the minaret of the great mosque in the great center in aleppo was damaged. one of six destroyed in the civil war. ancient shrines and artefacts have been destroyed in timbuktu, in 2012. >> three years of conflict in syria produced a new gepp re of film making that some call emergency cinema. the films are short, film-makers anonymous. the work is getting international recognition. this week in new york. >> families eating. children being children. young men talking. abu calls their work emergency
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cinema. >> emergency cinema is like emergency medicine. you have to intervene. to save the image of your society. we wanted to show people with dignity. we wanted to show people without reducing them to be victims. >> the contrast of ordinary people living in extraordinary circumstances provides moments of insight on syria that are hard to find in news coverage, like the siblings playing in a tent that has become their home. or the upseen cameraman trying to cross a war-ravaged street guarded by snipers. >> a selection of the films was part of the human rights watch festival in new york. a chance to bring the realities of daily life in syria to an american audience far removed from the conflict.
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>> making things narrow makes it easia. >> reporter: organizers hope it raises the humanitarian crisis. >> does america are have an app athy to syria. . >> i would say it's true. the images, music and story telling can break through. >> members are anonymous inside syria, to work in a society with censorship. they insist their work is not political. the award-winning short of "gone and dogs", reveals the agony of a rebel fighter who believes he killed an innocent man. >> we just need that people say "wow, it's a good film." that's all. >> reporter: when it comes to conveying the human cost of syria's war, it may be enough.
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>> the rain forest world music festival showcases indigenous music. hundreds of mousse easterns are gathering in east malaysia. we report on how musicians face an uphill battle to keep traditions alive. the members formed their group four years ago. these friends have been playing traditional music for 15 years. they say they have to discovery the music on their own. despite the lack of support and difficulty with research, they performed all the rituals. they updated the show to appeal. >> i found a lot of notice about my roots. it's a wake-up call for me to dig more. there's a lot more. >> matthew's love for a
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traditional instrument has tape him to many remote parts of the world. it is here where playing music is the sweetest. >> when i go up to the village, i see more people playing the music like in the olden days. i feel a great achievement for me. his band has been playing for years. matthew says he loves his culture's history and is aware of how difficult it is to keep the tradition alive. >> yij nous musicians ribbing matthew say they get more support. they have to bring musicians abroad. only then can te get recognition from eem. >> trying to compete with commercial music is not easy. they are passionate.
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